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Philip Eaton

Philip Eaton, one of 170 convicts transported on the Bussorah Marchant, 24 March 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Philip Eaton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1802
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1841
Age: 39 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Bussorah Merchant
Departure date: 24th March, 1828
Arrival date*: 24th November, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 169 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 362
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th December, 2020 wrote:

Convict Indents
Phillip Eaten. Age; 20
Reads, Married.
Native County; Stafford
Trade; Crate Maker
Offence; Stealing Leather
Trial; Stafford - 25 April 1827 - 7 years
Height; 5 ft. 5 in
Complexion; Ruddy
Hair; Dark Brown
Eyes; Brown
Assigned; William Carter esq. Hunters River
Additional Remarks; DIED in Sydney Hospital 28 Dec 1841

1826 - Stealing in a dwelling house & putting in fear. 2 years and 6 months
1832 - Goal Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Entrance Book; To Darlington to be dealt with. Newcastle 11 Feb 1832
The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) View title info Mon 20 Feb 1832
TUESDAY.-Before Judge Dowling and the usual Commission, Oliver Wilkes, Thomas Smith, and Phillip Eaton, were jointly indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Peacock, at Portland Head. The prisoners were found guilty, and the learned Judge passed the awful sentence of death upon them.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842)  Tue 3 Jan 1832 Page 3
“The names of the bushrangers are, Oliver Wilks, per Guilford, and Philip Eaton, per Bussorah Merchant, both Government servants
to Mr. Ogilvie, of Merton ; the other is Thomas Smith, per Malabar, a runaway from an iron gang. They have for a considerable time past
infested the old road to Hunter’s River by the Bulga, and have committed a great number of robberies in the vicinity of the Lower Hawkes-
bury and parts adjacent. Eaton joined the others about three weeks or a month since. On the 30th

1839 - Goal Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Entrance Book

Convict Changes History

Penny-Lyn Beale on 16th December, 2020 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1802 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1841 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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